vintage

Diet Cookbook, 1974, plus nudity

July 7, 2009

Diet Cookbook, 1974, plus nudity




This 1974 book cover has everything including mod 3D typeface, superimposed naked women in psychedelic colours, and an author named bureau of consumer research in lower case.

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LSD was the gateway drug to long, belted sweaters

June 10, 2009

LSD was the gateway drug to long, belted sweaters

Overheard dialogue on Twitter, if Twitter is capable of such a thing as dialogue:

GammaCounter:  Seriously lamenting that I missed out on the era of long Belted Sweaters https://bit.ly/belts
GreatDismal:  LSD was the gateway drug to long, belted sweaters

For those of you who don’t know, GreatDismal is fellow Vancouverite William Gibson.

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Wary Meyers Decorative Arts

May 24, 2009

Wary Meyers Decorative Arts

Linda and John Meyers of Wary Meyers Decorative Arts assemble these mod, chic, distinctly 1960s and 70s interiors almost entirely from furniture and objects they find in thrift and vintage sales.

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Ha, finally! The 90s are the new 80s.

February 25, 2009

Ha, finally! The 90s are the new 80s.

That’s according to the New York Times, and since nostalgia seems to work in 20-year cycles, I guess anyone could have seen it coming. If, as the article says, the 90s were the sci fi thing and the Breeders, then excellent, but … what is that orange outfit!

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The words we use when we think about design, 1984 to 2009

February 18, 2009

The words we use when we think about design, 1984 to 2009

This graph shows the occurrence of the terms “decor” (blue) and “interior design” (red) in The New York Times between 1984 and 2009. What happened to the word “decor”? It fell out of usage in approximately February, 2001, maybe a result of a change in editorial style policy?

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Dram lamp by Propellor, made from vintage tumblers

February 7, 2009

Dram lamp by Propellor, made from vintage tumblers

This fantastic new pendant lamp or chandelier is by my friends Propellor, an award winning collaboration of three Vancouver designers whose ridiculously beautiful studio is a few blocks from mine.

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“I am not embarrassed, I am only fabulously sinking.”

January 29, 2007

“I am not embarrassed, I am only fabulously sinking.”

 

It is very odd to find yourself being used to illustrate some oblique purpose. My fur lifejacket, made as a sort of surrealist conversation piece from a real vintage lifejacket and a discarded mink jacket found in thrift, ended up here:

Fur for LACMA: “Following up on the announcement from the New York Times that the LA County Museum of Art isn’t getting Eli Broad’s collection, may I suggest this fur life jacket to be distributed to the museum committee.

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